Tony Mugridge is descended from the early 19th Century Shropshire country brickmaker Thomas Boycott. Tony was the last itinerant (or travelling) brickmaker in the British Isles and one of only a handful of such people in the Northern Hemisphere. He learned his craft in the early 1970’s from former Broseley brick and tile makers, before going on to produce bricks in his own right using the “country” system in 1981.

Formerly an Honorary Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers of The City of London, In 2015 he was awarded the Freedom of The City of London in a ceremony in the Guildhall, where a brick made by him may be seen in the museum in the Chamberlain’s Court.

Photo. Tony with his partner, Felicity Burke, and members of the Tylers and Brickmakers at the Guildhall.